Do you know the one thing I always hated about Joe Soucheray’s Garage Logic?

For a show that constantly railed on about the need for individual responsibility, he rattled on an awful lot about “the mystery” and its attendant “mysterians”.

It struck me as a little incongruous – demanding responsibility from everyone else, but blaming the things that vexed “logicians” on some, well, mysterious force above and beyond anyone’s control.

It’s an oddly “progressive” trait – ascribing fault to systems and groups rather than individuals. And not in a good way.

The urge to roll things up in to all-encompassing narratives, and to try to “solve” them with all-encompassing proposals – “The New Deal”, Obamacare, The Great Society, and on and on – has been part of “progressivism”‘s DNA since there was a word for it (other than “Leninism”).

And while I give Trump the credit he’s due, he’s brought out a trait among way too many Republicans to do exactly the same.

Make no mistake – our election system has problems, problems big enough to warrant bringing in the Department of Justice under consent decrees no less drastic than those that governed southern elections after the Civil Rights Act was passed.

And state laws that make corruption almost impossible to identify, much less charge and prosecute, must become an electoral scarlet letter among those who care about the American Experiment.

But let’s stop all this jabbering about “Krakens”. Put up or shut up.

Because the real problem isn’t even hiding. It’s in plain sight, and it’s largely legal.

Two of them, really:

What happened in 2020 is something more fundamental and profound. What happened in 2020 is cultural and systemic, and sadly, generally legal. Until Republicans, and more importantly Trump supporters, understand what happened to them this year, it will happen again.

Two things happened in 2020. First, COVID led to a dismantling of state election integrity laws by everyone except the one body with the constitutional prerogative to change the rules of electing the president – the state legislatures.

Second, the Center for Technology and Civic Life happened.

If you are focused on goblins in the voting machines but don’t know anything about the CTCL and what they did to defeat Donald Trump, it’s time to up your game.

I’ll urge you to read the whole thing.

58 thoughts on “Un-Krakened

  1. Bless your heart

    Either produce evidence that you are a middle-aged white woman from south of the Mason-Dixon line who volunteers at a Baptist church, or find another cliché to express unearned condescension. Thanks.

  2. The sharp rebuke behind that cleverly subtle expression is far beyond the simple comprehension of the cheese whiz troll.

    But cliches, like the smarmy, elementary tropes he filches from leftist digital sewers are like shiny objects to an infant…once he gets his greasy hands on one, he is loath to give it up.

    Have a care sir! Lest he take the opportunity to compare you too, to a WWII Japanese soldier hiding in a cave…

  3. JK asserted: “I’m not a liberal though.”

    Not one man doing time in prison committed any crime; they were all framed. Did you know that, John?

  4. Or to Galileo Galilei, having been thoroughly rebuked by people who confidently assured him they were his intellectual betters, yet still muttering “Nevertheless, it moves.”

  5. Russia couldn’t beat us in a cold war. They are having incredible success, however, with the help of the president convincing people to buy into garbage like election fraud, 5G theories, Qanon, anti-vax, etc. They’ve found a better and far cheaper way to destroy us, from within.

  6. garbage like election fraud

    Well there it is, Joe Doakes; the cheese whiz troll has cracked the mystery of the long deceased voters…It was Putin, putting in the work.

    I bet the troll wears a cape around the house with a big red S on it.

  7. I hope Trump runs for the Democrats next time. He’s amazing. Completely ineffective but the way he plays politicians is a joy to watch.

    This has less to do with Trump’s skills and integrity and everything to do with politicians lack thereof.

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